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The skin around the eye area is much more delicate when compared to the skin on the rest of the face. This makes it more susceptible to damage and the signs of aging. To protect the skin around your eyes, you need to use special creams that offer the eye area a protective barrier and prevent damage. Vine Vera recommends you to look for formulas that contain rich emollients like shea butter. Creams that contain ingredients like hyaluronic acid can also work wonders for the eye area. Other ingredients to look for in your eye collection products include vitamin C and retinol. This guide from Vine Vera Skincare shows you how to enjoy beautiful looking eyes with the least possible effort.
Support the arches
Stronger and fuller brow areas look more flattering than over-plucked brows or spare brows. A brow power or pencil can work wonders in enhancing the way your brows look. All you need is a slanted and stiff powder brush. Use feathery strokes over the entire length of the brows to give them some character. If you have sparse brows, first fill the brows using a pencil so that the powder has something to stick to. The pencil and powder shade should match or should be a bit lighter than the brow color. Once you’re done with the powder, brush the brows with a spooley brush to get rid of any excess product.
Dealing with dark circles
Usually only those that are truly special avoid suffering from dark circles. Dark circles are a common issue for modern day women because of hectic schedules, improper sleep patterns and stressful lifestyles. But, dealing with things like dark circles is quite simple. If you’re looking for a quick fix, Vine Vera recommends you to go for an under-eye concealer that contains flexible plastic polymer nylons. The color of your concealer should match your skin tone as closely as possible and also have a minimal golden cast. This helps to reduce the appearance of your dark circles. A number of beauty experts prefer to use a color corrector before using the concealers. A bright yellow color can help to hide the blue shades of your dark circles while orange shades can be used for dark or olive colored skin. Mauve softens the sallow tones while green can be used for redness. Choose the shade depending on the color of your skin. To apply these concealers, start off at the inner corners and work your way out. Apply the concealer over the dark areas. Set it by dabbing a touch of translucent powder on top. For a more permanent solution, Vine Vera recommends you start applying a dark circle treatment cream on a daily basis.
Dealing with under eye bags
Applying something cold on your eye area works wonders in reducing the swelling around your eyes. If you suffer from puffy eyes, keep your eye serum in the fridge and let it cool overnight. Pat it on for an instant tightening effect as a part of your morning skin care routine. If you have more time on your hands, rub an ice cubes under your eyes or apply chilled tea bags (used) to your puffy eyes and leave in place for about 10 minutes. This works wonders in helping you de-puff the eye area. Vine Vera also recommends to elevate your head position slightly while sleeping to stop the fluid from pooling around the eye area. Investing in some good pillows is a great idea for beautiful eyes.
When we say that shaping the brows is important, we say this because brows shape your face. Keeping your brows in the right shape makes your whole face, not just your eyes, look more beautiful. Waxing is commonly used as a medium to eliminate some of the fuzz around the brows and make them look defined. Never try to wax yourself, that is dangerous and can end in disaster. Those using retinoid based products are suggested to take a break from retinoids a few days before waxing. If waxing isn’t your thing, go for threading. Threading is an ancient technique that involves pulling out individual strands of hair using a knotted thread. The last option available is tweezing. Many beauticians use tweezers to refine the brows. This is also an option you can do yourself at home. Make sure you are good at practicing restraint before attempting to tweeze your own brows, many women overdo it and end up with razor thin brows, not a good look.
Now that you’re aware of how to prep the skin and the brows, enjoy beautiful looking eyes throughout the day and use that smoky eye look to perfection at night.